Amplifier are set to release their new album Mystoria on the September 8 in Europe and September 30 in the US, and with just a couple of weeks left till it drops the band have launched a lyric video for the track Open Up.
The band had this to say about the song: "Open Up is a song about surprise. And that's a handy word to use when we talk about Mystoria".
You can view the video here:
Early last week the band invited fans further into the world of Mystoria by taking an 8-bit Magic Carpet ride complete with super, high-definition retro soundtrack. You can check that out here:
Pre-orders for the album are also now available, with formats including a Mediabook CD including 2 bonus tracks and extended artwork & a gatefold vinyl LP version including the album on CD. You can pre-order the album physically and digitally at the links below:
Superball Music store: http://smarturl.it/amplifierSBM
Burning Shed: http://www.smarturl.it/mystoria_bshed
Amazon MP3: http://smarturl.it/mystoriaAMAZONMP3
The band also recently revealed European dates for the Mystoria tour, and they can be found below:
Aug 23 Zamba Loca Wohlen, Switzerland
Oct 06 LA PENICHE Lille, France
Oct 07 Schuur Luzern, Switzerland
Oct 08 strom Munich, Germany
Oct 09 Keller Club Stuttgart, Germany
Oct 10 Raucherkrammer Wiesbaden, Germany
Oct 11 Luxor Cologne, Germany
Oct 12 Beatpol Dresden, Germany
Oct 13 Kleine Freiheit Osnabruck, Germany
Oct 14 Knust Hamburg, Germany
Oct 15 Privatclub Berlin, Germany
Oct 16 Patronaat Haarlem, Netherlands
Oct 17 Cacaofabriek Helmond, Netherlands
Oct 18 Le Batofar Paris, France
Nov 15 The Ritz w/ Kerbdog, Nine Black Alps, Hawk Eyes, Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 16 The Forum w/ Kerbdog, Jamie Lenman Hawk Eyes, London, United Kingdom
Check out the video for Named After Rocky, the first single from Mystoria here: http://youtu.be/RblO4B6h2tc
Short by Amplifier's standards at eleven songs and 45 minutes, the band have focused their dexterities into brief bursts of genre-spinning sound. "Mystoria doesn't aspire to emulate any of its predecessors," Balamir says, "but I suppose like Echo Street the approach to making it is a lot simpler - it's just about the songs, pure and simple. We'd gone back to just trying to write great songs and melodies, and that's where we've decided to stay."
With a career that spans almost 1000 gigs of every conceivable size over 14 years and 8 releases, including the behemoth double album The Octopus, which has come to be regarded as a modern classic, Amplifier have by this point progressed past being simply a band and have become a zen-like state of being.